Blues articles

Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes Brings Betonia Blues to PT in 2018

Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes Brings Betonia Blues to PT in 2018

We’re thrilled to announce that blues guitarist Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes will be on faculty at the 2018 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop. Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes is a deep-roots folk blues musician who plays in the blues tradition described as American-primitivism, a repetitive and monotone style that is ethereal, gritty and rough. There are many sophisticated

2018 Blues Workshop Faculty Update: Craig Ventresco

The amazing blues guitarist Craig Ventresco has confirmed that he will be coming to the 2018 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop! (from a review by Pete Madsen, Acoustic Guitar magazine) If you ever wandered through San Francisco metro stations during the mid-1990s, you may have heard what you thought was the ghost of Blind Blake

G Burns Jug Band Join 2018 Acoustic Blues Workshop Faculty

The G Burns Jug Band plays old American music with an intensity and authenticity rarely heard today: urban blues, mountain fiddle, and popular music of the nineteen-twenties and thirties. Based in San Diego, G Burns is led by multi-instrumentalist and native Kentuckian Clinton Davis, who grew up hearing jug band music in its birthplace of

Son House Manager Dick Waterman Joins 2018 Blues Faculty

We’re excited to welcome ‘Keeping the Blues Alive Award’ winner Dick Waterman to the 2018 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop. Richard “Dick” Waterman was born in 1935 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  He began his career as a sports writer, but everything changed in 1964 when he embarked on a journey with Phil Spiro and Nick Perls to

October 21: John Miller & Michael Roach Country Blues Performance

Country Blues masters Michael Roach and John Miller will perform a one-night-only concert on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 7:30pm in the Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden. Don’t miss this opportunity to take in the live sounds of this unique American heritage! Michael Roach & John Miller 10/21/17: Wheeler Theater, 7:30pm $23 general admission –